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After 2 years of marriage, Naya Rivera files for divorce

Pennsylvania residents who were fans of 'Glee" are probably familiar with actress Naya Rivera, one of the TV show's stars. On Nov. 21, reports emerged that Rivera had filed for divorce after two years of marriage to her husband, actor Ryan Dorsey. Rivera and Dorsey are the parents of a 1-year-old son.

Rivera was previously engaged to rapper Big Sean in 2014. Months after Rivera's breakup with Big Sean, Rivera married Dorsey in July 2014. The marriage surprised some people because it happened so soon after Rivera's split from Big Sean. However, Rivera and Dorsey had known each other for four years before they were married. In an interview the couple did shortly after their wedding, Rivera and Dorsey said that 'true love always prevails."

There are not very many details known about Rivera and Dorsey's divorce or the custody arrangement that they may have for their son. When two parents part ways, a court may issue a temporary order for child custody that will remain in place until the divorce is settled. It may be important for a divorcing parent to have legal representation at this time as the temporary child custody order may set a precedent for the final order.

When divorcing parents have a very young child, the initial custody order may give more parenting time to the mother. As the child grows older, the father might petition the court for child custody modifications that provide a more equal division of parenting time. A family law attorney may be able to represent a parent in their divorce and help to negotiate a shared custody agreement.

Source: The Huffington Post, "'Glee' Star Naya Rivera Files For Divorce After Two Years Of Marriage," Carly Ledbetter, Nov. 21, 2016

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